|press release||6 December 2016|
Young Tasmanian driver Tate Frost certainly finished his karting year off in style.
Frost dominated the recent Tasmanian Kart Championships held at the North Western Kart Club, capturing not one but two blue plates in the process.
Above: Tate Frost with driving coach Brad Jenner
The FA driver was able to go back to back in KA3 Junior after winning last year’s title at the Launceston kart Club. Frost qualified on pole and took two heat wins and the final with fellow Tasmanian Mitchell Kerrison 2nd and Jordyn Sinni 3rd.
Frost claimed his second blue plate of the weekend when won the final of KA4 Junior Light, in a field that included Zac Crichton, Bentito Montalbano, Kacey Mann and Brayden Everitt. Frost was too good over the weekend winning two heats and the final leaving Crichton & Montalbano to battle for second and third respectively.
He came up one place short on a trifecta at the championships when Montalbano took the win in KA4 Junior Heavy. The 2016 Tasmanian Championship will surely be one to remember for the Westbury native.
Off the track, Frost also took all before him in Tasmania winning the coveted Tasmanian Karter of the Year award, the award presented at a gala awards dinner at the Aurora Function centre in Launceston over the weekend.
Above: Tate's Grandfather David Frost accepted his awards
Frost claim the award for being the most outstanding karter in the state in 2016. Second in the award went to Nathan Zuj with Jackson Callow third.
Frost also claimed the Red plate win in the Tasmanian Statewide Series in KA4 Junior Light with an amazing 24 wins from 25 starts in the class. He also took home the Karter of the year Trophy in KA4 Junior Light.
If that was not enough he also claimed the Best Interstate Performance by a Tasmanian award. Whilst not being able to attend the awards night as he was off racing at the Victorian State Cup (where he finished 3rd in the KA4 Junior Light Final) his Grandfather David Frost was on hand to accept his awards and spoke glowingly of the improvement Tate has shown in 2016.
Karting Tasmania also taped a short video for his acceptances speech before leaving for the Vic State Cup.
Karting Tasmania congratulates Tate and his family on their very successfully 2016 karting season.
Above: Video - Tate's acceptance speech
Above:Tate with Mum Deb and father Anthony
Above: Awards won by Tate Frost